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Take a look at all the blog posts Andy has written and find hundreds of tips and tricks to help you be Clever With Your Cash.


My rules if you’ve been given a gift card

Ignore these simple rules and you could end up with a worthless voucher or gift card. I don't know about you, but most years I'll be given a voucher to spend instead of a present. If there's something I want I usually use it within a few weeks. But if there's nothing...

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Best TV streaming: Amazon Prime vs Netflix vs Now TV

If you're looking for something good to watch on the box, your best bet is often to head online. But how do you choose between NOW TV, Amazon Prime and Netflix? I still love "normal" TV, and there are great shows on the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5. But more...

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How to spend less on Christmas food and drink

As we get closer to Christmas, it's time to start picking up some of your fave festive food and drink. But if you don't pay attention it's easy for all these treats to burn a hole in your wallet. When people choose their favourite meal, they often say Sunday roast....

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The corner shop stamp rip-off

Watch out when you're buying your stamps - some retailers will be adding a hefty markup. With most things I buy, I expect prices to vary from shop to shop. Bigger retailers will often try to undercut each other to attract your business. Smaller shops might have to...

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Tricks to get you free delivery

I hate paying for delivery, so I've found five ways you can get your goods sent to your home for nothing.When I order online my expectation is delivery should be free. It's nonsense when you think about it. There are costs for staff to pack and deliver that need to be...

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Tricks to afford an annual rail season ticket

Save hundreds of pounds on your rail commute by spreading the cost of an annual season ticket. Every January trains fares jump up, and 2018 will be no different. It's been announced tickets will go up by an average of 3.1% from January 2nd. And even though it's less...

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What you should be asking for this Christmas

If you’ve got family and friends asking what you want this Christmas and you’re struggling for ideas I’m here to help.This isn’t one of those gift list guides that crop up everywhere from glossies to blogs. They’re often just lists of overpriced items the writer has...

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How to make the most from Amex Shop Small

One of my favourite deals is back! Get £5 back when you spend £10 at small shops during the American Express Shop Small event. Contents How to make the most of Amex Shop Small How to find out what shops are taking part How to get an American Express credit card...

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Changed your mind? Your refund rights

When you can get your money back, and when you can't. We’ve all made that impulse purchase that turns out to be not such a great idea. Sometimes we realise too late and we’re stuck with it. But if you know you don’t want or need something soon enough, then you might...

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